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28th October, 2013 (2 Comments)

The Government’s much delayed Digital Economy Act (DEAct) has long threatened the possibility of Internet speed restrictions or even disconnection towards those who ignore broadband ISP warnings to stop downloading “illegal” copyright content. But a new survey of video game developers found that 73% disagreed with this approach.

28th October, 2013 (9 Comments)

The St Jude’s Day storm, which has this morning crashed its way across the southern and midlands region of England and Wales (United Kingdom), has so far left over 200,000 homes without power and an unknown number have also lost their broadband and telephone connectivity. Not to mention mass travel disruption.

28th October, 2013 (7 Comments)

The London Internet Exchange (LINX), a central hub for most of the Internet traffic that both comes into and goes out of the United Kingdom, has announced that Scotland’s first dedicated Internet Exchange Point (IXP) will go live within the next few days. Wales will be next.

28th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

New customers taking one of BT’s standard broadband or FTTC based superfast broadband (BTInfinity) packages will for the next week be able to gain a Sainsbury’s Gift Card worth either £50 or £100 respectively. BT has also decided to rename some of their TV packages.

28th October, 2013 (15 Comments)

The latest information on coverage of true fibre optic broadband (FTTH/P/B) connections in the United Kingdom suggests that the market hasn’t moved much since the end of 2012. The latest count for June 2013 records a total of 186,500 premises have now been passed by the ultrafast (100Mbps+) connection method.

26th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced that its GEA Multicast product, which is a point-to-multipoint network layer service that enables operators to deliver IP data streams (e.g. IPTV traffic) more efficiently to their customers, will finally become a full commercial product on 25th November 2013.

25th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (Telefonica) has confirmed that its O2/BE Wholesale platform, which was retained after Sky (Sky Broadband) gobbled up the providers fixed line broadband and phone customers earlier this year, will now be closed in February 2014.

25th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

PlusNet has confirmed that their residential broadband subscribers will gain access to the BTSport TV service from 5th November 2013. But you’ll need the Sky Digital TV (Satellite) platform in order to view it.

25th October, 2013 (4 Comments)

RightMove, the popular online property sales database, has this week enhanced its existing service by showing “typical” broadband speeds at each of the 1 million+ UK homes listed on its website.

25th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has officially introduced its new triple-play Essentials TV (phone, broadband and television) bundle today, which at £7.50 per month has managed to carve out a small space between their £2.50 SimplyBroadband and £10 Plus TV services. The primary difference appears to be in the free calls and budget YouView (IPTV) set-top-box.

25th October, 2013 (12 Comments)

Cable provider Virgin Media appears to have once again been forced to tweak its broadband Traffic Management Policy (TMP) after fresh concerns were raised about whether or not their restrictions were moderate enough for an “unlimited” service. As a result the operator has cut its max peak time speed reduction for downloads from -40% to just -16%.

24th October, 2013 (2 Comments)

Public WiFi Hotspot operator The Cloud (BSkyB) has entered into a new partnership with the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABM) that has already resulted in a free wireless internet service being deployed across several of the groups hospitals in Wales.

24th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

The £24.6 million state aid supported Connecting Shropshire project, which aims to roll-out BT’s fibre broadband (FTTC/P) network to 93% of local premises by the end of Spring 2016 (excludes Telford & Wrekin), has today named the “first rural communities to benefit“.

24th October, 2013 (5 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media are replacing their existing security solution for broadband customers with the new cloud-based software from F-Secure SAFE, which will be free for one year (£7.50 per quarter thereafter) and aims to protect customers from harmful apps, viruses and other online malware.

24th October, 2013 (76 Comments)

The latest annual telecoms Infrastructure Report update from Ofcom has claimed that 73% of UK homes and businesses are now within reach of an NGA superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection, which is up from 67.9% at the last update in May (here) and 65% in 2012. Uptake has also climbed to around 4.8m customers from 2.1m last year (out of 21.7m total broadband connections).

24th October, 2013 (10 Comments)

Telecoms analyst firm Analysys Mason has warned that operators like EE, which will soon launch a new Home Fixed Wireless service using its 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) Mobile Broadband technology to help connect isolated rural areas in the United Kingdom, will face a number of challenges not least with the high cost of mobile data.

24th October, 2013 (1 Comment)

Internet provider Cotswold Satellite (Company No. 08182706) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that the business, which operates in a market full of samey clone ISPs with near-identical prices and speeds, officially agreed to cease trading over one month ago.

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